Willard (Bill) Opocensky

Willard (Bill) Opocensky, 96, passed away July 5, 2022 in Lincoln. Bill, son of Edward and Hanna Opocensky, was born Dec. 27, 1925 in Burke, SD. The family moved to Newman Grove in 1938. He graduated from Newman Grove High School in 1943.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Jan and Bill Rice of Lincoln, grandchildren: Ashley Rice (Ruben Alejandre) of Costa Mesa, CA, Colin Rice (Jarret Spino) of Los Angeles, CA and Brendan Rice (Teresa) of Scottsbluff, great-grandchildren: Kennedy, Samuel and Bethany Rice and Eloise Alejandre-Rice, and son-in-law Mike Mitchell.  A celebration of life will be held
Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 10 a.m., at First-Plymouth Church Chapel, 2000 D St. in Lincoln with burial at Lincoln Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, consider memorials to the Capital Humane Society of Lincoln, the Lincoln People’s City Mission or the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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